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I began writing screenplays in 1998 and became a 2001 semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. I made the switch to writing young adult novels in 2008. I'm a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I respect cats, love the mountains, and one time walked the streets of Barcelona with a smile on my face.


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Doug Solter I don't believe in writer's block. There are times when creativity is higher or lower on any given day. However, you still must force it out. To me,…moreI don't believe in writer's block. There are times when creativity is higher or lower on any given day. However, you still must force it out. To me, writer's block is only resistance to something. You must drop all resistance and go where ever the muse is telling you to go. Evaluate and judge it later. When you're writing, all that matters is writing something down. Period.(less)
Doug Solter If I waited until I got inspired to write, I would write nothing. You treat writing like a job that you show up everyday for. But it's a job you…moreIf I waited until I got inspired to write, I would write nothing. You treat writing like a job that you show up everyday for. But it's a job you should love or you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.(less)
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Skid
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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My Girlfriend Bites
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Rivals (Skid, #2)
4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Audiobooks for Indies by Simon Whistler
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This is a great book for writers who are interested in all aspects of producing Audiobooks through Amazon's service ACX. Simon is thorough on explaining many aspects of audiobook production and explores the different choices authors have. He takes yo ...more
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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne
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A must-read for fiction writers. A good book that helps a writer be their own good editor in the re-writing process. Tackles many aspects of the process and what a writer should watch out for. Highly recommend.
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Loved the premise of this young adult sci-fi book. A re-invented version of Cinderella where "Cinder" is a cyborg in a futuristic society based in roughly what is now China. The author did a great job of using the essence of the old story but then go ...more
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“Yes! Yes! There's the attitude. Where was that girl during the race? Off getting sushi?”
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We ♥ YA Books! : ARR # 44 - SKID by Doug Solter 16 89 Aug 02, 2013 07:17PM  
We ♥ YA Books! : ARR # 137. - MY GIRLFRIEND BITES by Doug Solter 52 87 Dec 01, 2013 11:39AM  
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
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“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
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“Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have "essential" and "long overdue" meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it. Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance. I must therefore guard the time allotted to writing as a Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg.”
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“Yes! Yes! There's the attitude. Where was that girl during the race? Off getting sushi?”
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Doug Solter Hi DJ,

No I don't think I'll ever recover from that book. :) Thanks for adding MGB to your TBR list.

Debbie "DJ" wrote: "Hi Doug, thanks for the add...hope you have recovered from your girlfriend's bites. Lol! Just added it to my TBR list :)"


Debbie "DJ" Wilson Hi Doug, thanks for the add...hope you have recovered from your girlfriend's bites. Lol! Just added it to my TBR list :)


Jordan Dane Hey Doug--Great to see you here. Thanks for looking me up and I hope you have a great weekend.


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